The Disappearance of Sonya Bradley

On October 10, 2002, Sonya Bradley disappeared without a trace in Eddyville, Kentucky. However, when she did not show up to the hospital, her family knew something was wrong. Where is Sonya Bradley? 

Sonya Bradley disappeared from her apartment in Eddyville, Kentucky in 2002 | Momma Loves True Crime

Medical Issues

Sonya Bradley had several diagnoses that required regular medication. In January 2002, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. In addition, she also had lupus, mitral valve prolapse, and multiple sclerosis.

Prior to her disappearance, Bradley had a run of bad luck. Her home and furniture were repossessed. She had medical bills that were causing a financial burden.

Sonya Bradley disappeared from her apartment in Eddyville, Kentucky in 2002 | Momma Loves True Crime



When she disappeared, all of her medication was in her apartment. In addition, her purse, cigarettes, and clothes. The last person to see Sonya was her boyfriend, William "David" West. 
The day she disappeared, one of her teenage girls was involved in a near-fatal car accident. When Sonya did not come to the hospital, her family knew something wasn't right. From the start, her family was suspicious.

Sonya's mother went to talk with West who lived next door to Sonya and the girls. West refused to let her in and cussed at her. Also, Sonya's daughters say that around the same time, there were rooms they were not allowed to enter.

Sonya Bradley disappeared from her apartment in Eddyville, Kentucky in 2002 | Momma Loves True Crime


William "David" West

Sonya's boyfriend, David West has long been a person of interest in her case. In addition, he also has a criminal record.

In the course of the investigation, police interviewed James Towery who provided them with some possibly damning information.

According to Towery, in November of 2002, West arrived at a residence in Lyon County. West was upset, crying, and appeared under the influence. According to Towery, West stated that he accidentally killed Sonya Bradley. That he disposed of her body in a well around Freedonia, Kentucky.

Despite this information, there was no evidence to tie West to her disappearance. In 2012, West was charged in an unrelated murder. Sonya's family was hopeful that he would speak about what he knew regarding her. However, the murder charge was lessened to "evidence tampering and possession of a handgun by a felon". The prosecutor determined that he killed the other man in self-defense. At the same time, police were using ground-penetrating radar and a K-9 unit to search for evidence in Sonya's case.

Sonya Bradley disappeared from her apartment in Eddyville, Kentucky in 2002 | Momma Loves True Crime

This is the last update that I could find online. I was unable to determine if anything was found or not. 

Cold Case

It's been almost 20 years since Sonya Bradley went missing. Kentucky State Police believe foul play is involved in her disappearance. While her family states they fully believe she was murdered.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Sonya Bradley, contact Kentucky State Police at 800-222-5555.


  1. This is my Mother. We did not live with David. He lived next door to us and the comforter from her bed was in my room. David called me to let me know my sister had been in a wreck and told me something had to be done about my mom. I didnt pay much attention to that bc him and mom were constantly fighting and I was more concerned with getting to the hospital. When I went home the lights were on but Mom wasnt anywhere around. There is so much to this that hasnt been spoke about. My grandmother kept a lot of information to herself and made up the comforter missing. My sister and I have never gotten to speak on things we knew had been happening. Maybe if they had instead of just asking a woman who wasnt in our home they would have gotten further with the investigation. From the day my mother went missing my grandmother kicked my sister and I to the curb. Left to fend for ourselves at 14 and 17 years old.

    1. I will make the corrections and am so sorry. I think with cases they don't give enough credit to the kids involved.


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